April 6th 2013 was the day the UFC changed forever, it just didn’t know it yet. It was the date a two-weight Cage Warrior champion named Conor McGregor made his debut against the unsuspecting Marcus Brimage.
It has been an incredible four years since that day and in the years that have followed, McGregor has come to dominate the sport and the promotion.
The darling of UFC president Dana White, McGregor’s ‘fight anyone’ attitude, unmatched ability to trash talk and his stunning ability to back it all up, has made him a super star.
His ten fights have seen him win two division titles and notch up victories across three weight classes. Now on a well earned hiatus, the reigning UFC lightweight champion is exploring the chance to enter the boxing ring against the legendary Floyd Mayweather.
As negotiations over what would be one of the biggest ever boxing contest continue to develop at a snail’s pace, let’s look back at just how the man from Crumlin became king of the UFC.
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After his destruction of the featherweight ranks, an adventure into the welterweight domain followed, with two groundbreaking clashes with Nate Diaz, the first of which gave McGregor his first taste of UFC defeat.
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McGregor’s redemptive victory over Diaz paved the way for the Irishman’s long desired lightweight title bout with Eddie Alvarez, a contest that took place in Madison Square Garden, New York at the seismic UFC 205.
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The world of MMA has been given four years of highlight reels by the Irishman. Here’s to another four.
Gary Brennan, Pundit Arena